How to Reach Salvador - The Easiest Way to Reach Salvador


  • By Air: Many international travelers opt for flights that land directly at Salvador’s international airport.
  • By Bus: If you’re coming in from another city in Brazil, you could opt for a bus ride although air travel comes recommended. You could also travel between the neighbouring countries by bus, but the fare is exorbitant.
  • By Bike: If you’re looking to re-live something like the Motorcycle Diaries, then that requires a lot of different formalities including a bond, a down payment known as a bank guarantee and details of your visit to the country/city.


  • To get to your hotel from the airport, there are two types of taxis available from the airport- the executive and the normal taxi; the former is prepaid whereas the latter is decided by the meter.
  • The best way to get around the city is either by bus or a taxi, and then explore the area on foot. You can’t see Salvador through a window and certainly not point-to-point. The buses are confusing to first find out what bus stops where and then map out the attractions that fall in the area.
  • To get to the lower/higher city, use the Elevador Lacerda or the cable car. The streets that fall between these two areas are not safe.
  • There’s also the option of driving around the city in a rental but it’s highly advised against doing so.

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Modes of Transportation in Salvador

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Salvador. The most preferred mode of transport in Salvador is Car.

Average distance: 12.71 km Average time: 39.71 min

  • Car 71.43%
    Driving 41 min Overall average time for 14.6 kms 41 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 28.57%
    Bus 22.5 min Waiting 7.5 min Walking 6.5 min Overall average time for 8 kms 36.5 min

How to Reach Salvador from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Porto seguro to Salvador 306.58 km 5 hours 6 mins
São mateus to Salvador 516.43 km 8 hours 36 mins
Rio de janeiro to Salvador 983.47 km 16 hours 23 mins
Sao paulo to Salvador 1248.31 km 20 hours 48 mins
Montevideo to Salvador 2538.56 km 42 hours 18 mins
Buenos aires to Salvador 2697.75 km 44 hours 57 mins
Cordoba to Salvador 3092.74 km 51 hours 32 mins
Concepcion to Salvador 4051.44 km 67 hours 31 mins
Germantown to Salvador 4909.85 km 81 hours 49 mins
Washington, d. c. to Salvador 4928.26 km 82 hours 8 mins
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